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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Contamination detector

Thermo Electron has developed a contamination detection system said to offer the simplicity of a metal detector with the low operating costs of ownership and enhanced detection capability/sensitivity of an X-ray system.
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MultiFlex: MultiFlex: Paper-based barrier

The Global Specialty Papers Group of Stora Enso introduces MultiFlex paper-based barrier packaging material, an FDA-approved, aluminum-free packaging solution for lidding, pouch, and oil- and grease-resistant applications.
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Redlake MASD, Inc: High-speed motion camera

Redlake has launched the MotionPro® HS-4 high-speed motion camera, designed with robust features for recording and analyzing high-speed events in research, design, and test environments.
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Per-Fil Industries: High Speed Rotary Filler

The Model PF-28 Rotary Continuous Motion Filler is a rugged filling system designed for high speed filling of powder and granular products. All product contact parts are manufactured from stainless steel or FDA approved composites.
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Per-Fil Industries: Multi Spindle Auger Filler

The Per-Fil Model MF-X multi-spindle, SERVO driven, Automatic auger filler is THE solution for high speed applications of difficult bridging product.
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder (sidebar)

Upstream from the baggers
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C-TPAT trying to get sea legs

The Department of Homeland Security is pushing adoption of RFID technology for imported shipping containers.
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Thompson Scale: Entry-level checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released newly re-engineered versions of its intermediate and heavy-duty checkweighers, which feature similar physical design and controllers as the originals, but with easier-to-program controls.
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Thompson Scale: Metal detector/in-motion checkweigher

Eriez• combine Eriez’s E-Z Tech metal detection technology with Thompson Scale Co.’s checkweighers• different systems permit cover capacities from .002 lb to 200 lb, with speeds from 40 to 350 units/min• conveyors available in stainless steel, painted mild steel, or with a corrosion-resistant epoxy for harsh environments
IFCO's new returnable plastic containers receive 'color wheel' and bar code labels for asset tracking, though the color wheels c
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IFCO's asset tracking produces results

A digital-based color wheel track-and-trace technology for IFCO’s RPCs brings ‘tremendous’ benefits.
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Robots find a fit in packaging (sidebar)

The Sweet Side of Robotics
The metal detectors at Swiss Colony have to perform to rigorous detection standards, even after being subjected to frequent wash
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The backbone of an HACCP program

A total of eight metal detectors play a key role in helping this Wisconsin mail-order catalogue house bring more than 2ꯠ SKUs to the marketplace.
This monobloc filler/capper, dedicated to 4-L steel cans, has enabled ARC-Diversified to meet a spike in demand for its edible o
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ARC upgrades in oil and powder

This supplier to a number of U.S. government feeding programs keeps current where packaging machinery and controls technology are concerned.See video
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RFID security for shipping containers?

The Department of Homeland Security is pushing adoption of RFID technology via ‘e-seals’ for shipping containers entering the United States.
A dual-scale filling system at Marich Confectionery includes a specially designed indexing conveyor.
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Vegas show spurs equipment buys

Marich Confectionery increases line speeds dramatically with technology found at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003.

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